• Teradata Certified Professional Program FAQ

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    Check out the following "Frequently Asked Question" topics for answers to your Teradata Certification questions.


    General Program Information and Policies


    Teradata Certification Tracks


    Preparing for Exams / Study Guides / App


    Scheduling Exams


    Tracking Exam Results and Certification Progress

     

    General Program Information

    Who should become a candidate for certification in the Teradata Certified Professional Program (TCPP)?

    Teradata customers, partners, consultants and associates who design, administer, support or write applications using Teradata database technology or Teradata Aster technology are candidates for the Teradata Certified Professional Program.

    What exams are offered by TCPP?

    Currently we offer the following exams for the Teradata Certification Track:

    • 3 baseline exams (TE0-141-TE0-143)
    • 3 job roles exams (TE0-143 – TE0-146)
    • the Comprehensive Mastery Exam (TE0-147)
    • a bridge exam (TE0-14B) for eligible candidates to bridge from Teradata 12 to Teradata 14


    In addition we offer the following exam for the Teradata Aster Certification Track:

    • Teradata Aster Basics exam (TAA-BSC6.10)

    What is the re-certification policy and will I be required to re-certify?

    Re-certification on a specific release of Teradata software will not be mandated by TCPP. All Teradata certifications awarded will remain valid and will not expire. The market may dictate that certification on a previous release of Teradata is no longer meaningful and certifications will no longer be supported by TCPP. Candidates have the option to achieve updated certifications based on a newer release of Teradata.

    Will I be required to accept a “Candidate Agreement”?

    Teradata requires your review and acceptance of the “Teradata Certified Professional Program Candidate Agreement” or “TCPP Candidate Agreement” (which conforms to IT industry standards) each time you take a certification exam at an authorized Pearson VUE Testing Center. The agreement contains non-disclosure obligations, trademark license rights, termination rights, disclaimers of warranties and limitations of liability, and privacy clauses. It is recommended that you download the Teradata Candidate Agreement and review it carefully before your exam appointment.

    What types of credentials are awarded for each certification level?

    Your certification credentials will be available electronically only and can be downloaded after completing the prescribed criteria for achieving a Teradata Certification. You will receive an e-mail notification stating that you may download your personalized certificate, camera ready logo artwork, and Logo Usage Guidelines from the Teradata Certification Tracking System. A printed certificate will not be delivered to your mailing address. In addition, you will receive an email from Acclaim to claim your digital badge.

    Teradata Certified Masters will receive a printed Teradata Certification Welcome Kit after they confirm their mailing address in the Tracking System. The kit will contain a personalized certificate, a laminated wallet sized certificate, camera ready logo artwork, Logo Usage Guidelines.

    Where may I find instructions on using the Teradata certification logos?

    The TCPP Logo Usage Guidelines and logos can be downloaded from the Teradata Certification Tracking System. As stated in the TCPP Candidate Agreement, you are required to adhere to the guidelines at all times and protect the logo you have earned from un-authorized use. Digital badges can be used on many social media forums, in email signatures, and electronic resumes. Be sure to include the metadata (url) when using a digital badge.

    How may I contact TCPP for additional program information or questions?

    How may I provide verification of my certifications to a prospective employer or set up a transcript?

    Teradata certified individuals have access to their exam records and certifications in the Teradata Certification Tracking System. Access the Tracking System to create a transcript of exams and certifications for third party verification. Go to the Results & Cert History page for additional information.

    Digital badges can also be used for credential verification with one simple click.

    What happens to my certification levels in an older track when a new certification track is developed?

    All Teradata certification levels achieved in any certification track will remain valued, valid and will not expire, similar to a diploma. However, due to Teradata technology advances and changes credentials may become outdated and obsolete. At that time, TCPP will no longer support certifications from the track that has become obsolete.

    Effective July 15, 2013, V2R3 Certifications are no longer supported.

    My Certifications are no longer supported what does that mean?

    Certifications do not expire so you can set up a transcript in the Teradata Certification Tracking System to prove you have earned that certification. However the exam title on the completed transcript will indicate that the Certification is no longer supported. Once your Certification is no longer supported you will not have access to the following:

    • Certification logos for business cards
    • Official Certificates
    • Exclusive marketing and promotional offers
    • Beta Exam participation
    • Masters Forum privileges (Masters only)
    • Exclusive gift at annual PARTNERS Conference (Masters only)

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    Teradata Certification Tracks

    What is the re-take waiting period if I need to take the same exam more than one time?

    To avoid re-take violations, follow Teradata 14 Exam re-take policies for the six core exams TE0-141 through TE0-146 and for the two restricted access exams: Teradata 14 Bridge from Teradata 12 Exam TE0-14B and the Mastery Exam TE0-147 as outlined here:

    • Teradata 14 Exams TE0-141 through TE0-146: Re-taking a failed Teradata 14 exam will be allowed after a 21 calendar day waiting period.
      • The 21 calendar day waiting period begins from the date of the failed exam attempt.
      • You will be required to schedule a new appointment and pay for the exam.
      • You may attempt an exam a maximum of three (3) times during a six (6) month period.
      • Re-taking the same Teradata 14 exam after passing that exam will not be allowed.
       
    • Teradata 14 Re-take Policy for the restricted access certification exams (TE0-14B & TE0-147).
      • The Teradata 14 Bridge from Teradata 12 Exam (TE0-14B) can be attempted a maximum of three times by any individual Teradata 12 Certified Technical Specialist in good standing. You may not re-take the Bridge Exam once you have passed it. If a second or third attempt is necessary, you may request an additional eligibility voucher (up to 3) for the Bridge Exam a minimum of 21 days after the initial exam testing date.
      • The Teradata 14 Comprehensive Mastery Exam (TE0-147) can be attempted an unlimited number of times, subject to a maximum of two testing attempts in a six month period. You may not re-take the Comprehensive Mastery Exam once you have passed it. An eligible candidate may request an eligibility voucher 21 days or more after his/her latest Comprehensive Mastery Exam testing date, subject to the restriction of two attempts in a six month period.
                    
    • Teradata Aster Exams: A failed exam may be retaken after a 14 calendar day waiting period.
      • The 14 calendar day waiting period begins from the date of the failed exam attempt.
      • You will be required to schedule a new appointment and pay for the exam.
      • You may attempt an exam a maximum of three (3) times during a six (6) month period.
      • Re-taking the same Teradata 14 exam after passing that exam will not be allowed.

    Do I have to pay for any retakes of an exam because I did not pass the first time?

    You will have to schedule and pay for any exam that you may need to retake.

    How long might it take to achieve the certification levels in a track?

    Exams are developed according to certification industry standards to measure your knowledge and skill level in the subject area. Hands-on experience, supporting education, training methods and the certification level you choose are factors in determining how much study and preparation will be required before you take each exam. The highest level certification, Teradata Certified Master, may take up to 36 months to complete. This is only an average time frame and you may need more or less time. TCPP does not mandate a specific time frame that you must complete a certification level.

    On which release of Teradata software are the Teradata Certification exams based?

    Exams and certification levels in the Teradata 14 Certification Track are based on Teradata software release Teradata Database 13.0, Teradata Database 13.1, and Teradata Database 14.0 (including SLES 11).

    The Teradata Aster Basics Exam and Certification Track are based on the features and functionality of Teradata Aster 6.10.

    What certification levels are available in the Teradata Certification Tracks?

    There are seven exams on the Teradata 14 track that can be combined for achievement of six certification levels. There are 2 different paths, the Traditional Path and the Upgrade Path; a candidate can take to achieve Teradata 14 Certifications.

    Traditional Path

    • Teradata 14 Certified Professional - requires 1 exam passed first
    • Teradata 14 Certified Technical Specialist - requires 3 exams passed in sequential order
    • Teradata 14 Certified Database Administrator - requires 4 exams passed in sequential order
    • Teradata 14 Certified Solutions Developer - requires 4 exams passed in sequential order
    • Teradata 14 Certified Enterprise Architect - requires 5 exams passed in sequential order
    • Teradata 14 Certified Master - requires all 6 exams passed in sequential order plus the Comprehensive Mastery exams passed or if you are a Teradata 12 Master requires only the Comprehensive Mastery exam passed*

    Upgrade Path (see below for eligibility requirements)

    • Teradata 14 Certified Technical Specialist - requires 1 bridge exam to be passed
    • Teradata 14 Certified Database Administrator - requires 2 exams passed (bridge exam must be passed first then the TE0-144 exam)
    • Teradata 14 Certified Solutions Developer - requires 2 exams passed (bridge exam must be passed first then the TE0-145 exam)
    • Teradata 14 Certified Enterprise Architect - requires 3 exams passed (bridge exam must be passed first then the TE0-144 and TE0-145 exams)

    There is one exam on the Teradata Aster track that results in one certification earned.

    What are the eligibility requirements to take the Upgrade Path for Teradata 14 exams?

    Candidates in good standing, that currently hold any of the following Teradata 12 Certification(s) are eligible to take the Teradata 14 Bridge from Teradata 12 exam (TE0-14B):

    • Teradata 12 Certified Technical Specialist
    • Teradata 12 Certified Database Administrator
    • Teradata 12 Certified Solutions Developer
    • Teradata 12 Certified Enterprise Architect

    Is there a specific order in which I must pass the Teradata 14 exams to achieve certification?

    For the Teradata 14 track, exams are sequenced. For example:

    • Teradata 14 Basics (TE0-141) - exam must be passed before taking any other Teradata 14 Exam
    • Teradata 14 SQL (TE0-142) - Exam TE0-141 must be passed before the SQL (TE0-142) exam can be taken
    • Teradata 14 Physical Design and Implementation (TE0-143) - Exams TE0-141 and TE0-142 must be passed before the Physical Design and Implementation exam (TE0-143) can be taken
    • Teradata 14 Database Administration (TE0-144) – Exams TE0-141, TE0-142, and TE0-143 must be passed before the Database Administration (TE0-144) exam can be taken
    • Teradata 14 Solutions Development (TE0-145) - Exams TE0-141, TE0-142, and TE0-143 exam must be passed before the Solutions Development (TE0-145) exam can be taken
    • Teradata 14 Enterprise Architect (TE0-146) - Exams TE0-141, TE0-142, TE0-143, TE0-144 and TE0-145 must be passed before the Enterprise Architect (TE0-146) exam can be taken
    • Teradata 14 Comprehensive Mastery (TE0-147) – All exams TE0-141 through TE0-146 must be passed before the Comprehensive Mastery (TE0-147) exam can be taken – Teradata 12 Masters excepted.

    Is there a specific order in which I must pass the Teradata 14 exams using the Upgrade path?

    Candidates eligible to take the Teradata 14 Upgrade Path must first complete the Teradata 14 Bridge from Teradata 12 exam (TE0-14B) before taking any Job Role exams (TE0-144, TE0-145, TE0-146 or TE0-147).

    May I transfer my exams and certification levels in one track to a different certification track?

    You will not be allowed to transfer or "mix" exams and certification levels among different tracks. You must pass exams specific to the current track to achieve certification in that track.

    Example: If you passed the Teradata Basics and Teradata SQL exams in the Teradata 12 track, you cannot transfer those exams and certifications to the Teradata 14 track. You will need to pass the Teradata 14 Basics and the Teradata 14 SQL exams before taking the Teradata 14 Physical Design and Implementation exam. You will then achieve the Teradata 14 Certified Technical Specialist certification.

    Do I have to start with the Teradata 14 Basics exam if I already achieved other Teradata Certifications?

    Candidates in good standing, that currently hold any of the following Teradata 12 Certification(s) are eligible to take the Teradata 14 Bridge from Teradata 12 exam (TE0-14B):

    • Teradata 12 Certified Technical Specialist
    • Teradata 12 Certified Database Administrator
    • Teradata 12 Certified Solutions Developer
    • Teradata 12 Certified Enterprise Architect

    Teradata 12 Masters may upgrade to Teradata 14 Masters Certification by taking one exam: Teradata 14 Comprehensive Mastery Exam (TE0-147).

    All other candidates must begin the Teradata 14 track with the Basics exam.

    If I have achieved Teradata Certified Master status, will I have to take all exams again to achieve the Master level certification in a different track?

    All individuals who have earned the Teradata 12 Master Certification gain eligibility for Teradata 14 Master status by passing the Teradata 14 Comprehensive Mastery exam.

    Where can I find more information about the Teradata Certification tracks?

    Previous exams, based on Teradata V2R3, were retired on June 30, 2004. Effective July 15, 2013, V2R3 Certifications are no longer supported.

    The six exams in the Teradata V2R5 Certification Track retired on March 31, 2010. The Masters Update Exam NR0-017 retired on December 31, 2010. Exams, certification levels, and other information for the retired V2R5 track can be found in the V2R5 Certification Guide.

    The Teradata 12 track exams TE0-121 through TE0-126 retired September 30, 2014. The Teradata 12 Mastery exams TE0-12Q and TE0-127 retired March 31, 2015. Exams, certification levels, and other information for the retired Teradata 12 track can be found in the Teradata 12 Quick Reference.

    The Teradata 12 Business User Certification Track retired on January 31, 2016. Information for the retired Teradata 12 Business User track can be found on the Teradata 12 Business User Quick Reference.

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    Preparing for Exams / Study Guides / App

    Where may I find a reference guide for the Teradata certification levels?

    Click here to view the Quick Reference Guide for information about the exams, recommended course preparation and suggested work experience.

    Click here to view the Teradata Aster Datasheet for information about the Teradata Aster Basic exam, recommended course preparation and suggested work experience.

    How may I assess my Teradata skill level and knowledge before taking a certification exam?

    Review the recommended Teradata courses and the recommended experience level shown on the appropriate Teradata Certification web pages to help you determine your knowledge of each topic. Review the Exam Objectives for a list of all content areas in which you should be proficient. TCPP also offers free Practice Questions to help you further assess your skills. More practice questions are available for purchase through the TCaPP for Android or iOS.

    Where may I find Teradata training courses and self-paced learning that corresponds to material in each exam? 

    Teradata Customer Education offers a full suite of authorized Teradata courses in a variety of delivery formats to help you prepare for certification exams. Each Certification exam webpage provides a list of recommended courses for each certification level. Visit Teradata Education Network for course catalogs and enrollment details.

    Where may I find technical documentation?

    Refer to the Teradata Database technical user documentation manuals that are available on-line at Information Products Home Page.

    What types of questions are on the exams? 

    Each of the computer-based exams challenges you to apply specific knowledge acquired through Teradata training, self-study and/or job experience. Teradata Aster Basics and the baseline exams, Teradata Basics, SQL and Physical Design and Implementation, contain a combination of multiple choice, exhibits and drag/drop graphics questions. The job-role exams, Teradata Database Administration, Solutions Development, and Enterprise Architecture also include complex scenario questions. The free Practice Questions provide examples of the exam format. More practice questions are available through the TCaPP.

    What types of questions are on the Teradata 14 Bridge from Teradata 12 exam (TE0-14B) exam?

    The Bridge exam contains a combination of multiple choice, exhibits, and drag/drop graphics questions. The free Practice Questions for the Basics, SQL, and Physical Design and Implementation exams will give you an example of the exam format.

    How many items are on each exam and how much time will I have to complete them?

    The number of items on an exam is not disclosed for any Teradata Certification exam. This policy helps protect content and enhance the security of the exam. Below is the amount of testing time allowed for each exam:

    Teradata 14

    Exam#     Exam Name     Testing Time*
    TE0-141 Teradata 14 Basics 1 hour 30 minutes
    TE0-142 Teradata 14 SQL 1 hour 45 minutes
    TE0-143 Teradata 14 Physical Design and Implementation 2 hours
    TE0-14B Teradata 14 Bridge from Teradata 12 2 hours 30 minutes
    TE0-144 Teradata 14 Database Administration 2 hours 15 minutes
    TE0-145 Teradata 14 Solutions Development 2 hours
    TE0-146 Teradata 14 Enterprise Architecture 1 hours 45 minutes
    TE0-147 Teradata 14 Comprehensive Mastery 3 hours 20 minutes

    Teradata Aster  

    Exam#     Exam Name     Testing Time*
    TAA-BSC6.10 Teradata Aster Basics 1 hour 15 minutes


    *
    The exam duration shown is the amount of time allowed for answering exam questions. The Test Delivery Provider may add time to your total appointment to provide the opportunity to get seated, read the Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) and complete the tutorial (if applicable) before you start the exam.

    What is the passing score for each exam?

    TCPP does not provide a numerical score for any Teradata Certification exam. A uniformly applied passing score is set during the exam development process and all scoring is done outside the testing center by a trusted, Teradata third party vendor. If you do not pass an exam, your Notice of Exam Results document will indicate areas where a 50% or better score was not achieved. These are areas for further study and concentration prior to sitting for an exam retake. The Exam Results document is available for download from the Teradata Certification Tracking System.

    Where may I find Teradata Certification Exam Practice Questions?

    TCPP provides free Practice Questions for each Teradata certification exam. The practice questions do not contain the exact questions you will be required to answer during your exam. The practice questions are examples of the format used on the actual certification exams. More practice questions are available for purchase through the TCaPP.

    Where may I find Authorized Study Guides for Teradata exams?

    The Teradata 14 Study Guides are available for purchase through Amazon, iBooks, and Kobobooks.com.  An Authorized Study Guide for the Teradata Aster Basics is coming soon.

    Teradata 14 Bridge Certification Study Guides

    I downloaded the free App TCaPP, but it is not working, what should I do?

    Try re-installing TCaPP to your device. If you continue to have issues email Certification.Teradata@Teradata.com.

    I purchased Practice Questions from TCaPP but the questions are not appearing on my device, what should I do?

    Re-purchase the same set of questions again on your device using the same ID when originally purchasing the questions. Because you have already purchased the questions, you will not be charged again. The questions will be reloaded to your device. If you continue to have issues email Certification.Teradata@Teradata.com.

    How do I run the Mastery Exam Practice Guide on my device?

    The Practice Guide can be read with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device, or with iTunes on your Mac. To run on Windows PC if you have a Windows PC, then you need to either use a DRM Reader solution like Adobe. You can download for FREE here: http://www.adobe.com/products/digital-editions/download.html OR you can download an e-pub reader to your PC such as KOBO: You can download this for free here: http://www.kobo.com/desktop.

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    Scheduling Exams

    Where do I take a Teradata certification exam?

    All Teradata certification exams are proctored and delivered on computers through authorized Pearson VUE Testing Centers in locations all over the world. You must register at Pearson VUE and schedule an appointment to take an exam.

    Did the Teradata Certified Professional Program change test delivery vendors?

    Effective February 1, 2016, the Teradata Certified Professional Program (TCPP) will no longer be partnering with Prometric to deliver Teradata Certification exams. After a thorough RFP process, TCPP has decided to begin a new partnership with Pearson VUE for exam delivery. Additional information on this transition can be found by downloading this additional Frequently Asked Questions document.

    How do I locate and schedule an appointment at a Pearson VUE Testing Center in my city or region?

    To find a test center, schedule an appointment, or find additional information about registration visit the Pearson VUE website.

    What is the exam fee amount for each certification exam that I take?

    Teradata Certification Exam fees range from approximately $135 to $300 (USD) based on the exam taken and your location. Exam fees will be displayed during the on-line registration process.

    What forms of ID will be required/accepted at test centers?

    Download Pearson VUE’s ID Policy document to review all acceptable forms of ID.

    When will I know if I passed an exam?

    Within a period of 3 to 21 days from your test date, you will receive an e-mail notification stating your exam results are available in the tracking system. You can then access the tracking system and obtain your Pass/Fail exam results. Passing percentages or numbered scores will not be assigned to any Teradata Certification Exams.

    How do I retrieve my Teradata Certification Exam results?

    Exam Results & Cert History can be retrieved from the Teradata Certification Tracking System.

    How do I purchase exam vouchers at discounted prices?

    • Discount Vouchers from Pearson VUE: Volume discount exam vouchers can be purchased for yourself or for your company through Pearson VUE. Visit Vouchers & Promos for additional information.
    • Teradata Customer Education Bundles: Training packages are available that include Teradata certification exam vouchers at discount prices. The Teradata Education Network (TEN) can be reached by telephone at 1-800-845-2273, e-mail at ten.support@teradata.com, or for a list of TEN Representatives click Teradata Education Network Contact Us link.
    • Teradata employees only: Teradata employees with a valid QuickLook ID should select the Registration and Payment link from the internal TCPP Connections site (must be behind firewall).

    Where do I find current exam fee discounts and promotional codes?

    For information on current exam fee discounts and promotions click Vouchers & Promos.

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    Tracking Exam Results and Certification Progress

    What is the Teradata Certification Tracking System?

    The tracking system is a secure site designed for maintaining your Exam Results and Certification history. You may create a transcript of exams and certifications plus validate certifications for third party verification.

    How do I log in to the Teradata Certification Tracking System?

    The first time you access the tracking system choose the Never logged in before? link then enter your email address. An automated email will be sent to you with additional instructions.You will use the Teradata (TDC) Testing ID and a password that you set to access the tracking system thereafter.

    Where can I view my Teradata Certification Exam Results?

    Exam Results and Certification History can only be retrieved from the Teradata Certification Tracking System. Once you access the tracking system your exam results can be found by selecting the History tab and then Download under the exam results column.

    When will I receive my exam score?

    Passing percentages or numbered scores are not assigned to any Teradata Certification Exams. Within a period of 3 to 21 days from your test date, you will receive e-mail notification stating your exam results are available. You can then access the tracking system to obtain your Pass/Fail exam results, electronic certificate, and logo.

    When will I receive my certificate?

    Your certificate will only be available electronically for download after completing the prescribed criteria for achieving a Teradata Certification. You will receive an e-mail notification stating that you may download your personalized certificate, camera ready logo artwork, and Logo Usage Guidelines from the Teradata Certification Tracking System. You will also receive an email from Acclaim inviting you to accept your newly earned digital badge.

    Teradata Certified Masters will receive in the mail a printed Teradata Certification Welcome Kit after they confirm their mailing address in the tracking system. The kit will contain a personalized certificate, a laminated wallet sized certificate, camera ready logo artwork, Logo Usage Guidelines, and other items.

    Who do I contact if I have questions about the Teradata Certification Tracking System?

    If you forget your Teradata (TDC) Testing ID, password, or are unable to access the tracking system, you may e-mail TCPP at: Certification.Teradata@teradata.com.

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